Visual arts

Visual arts

Our arts programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian arts of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Events archive

Constable vs Grigorescu : A Walk Off.

Constable vs Grigorescu : A Walk Off.

A British Art Network talk by Peter Harrap, British Romanian artist and curator. Hosted by the Romanian Cultural Institute and supported by the British Council.  John Constable (1776-1837) and Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907) are two great painters from opposite ends of Europe. Their stories will be brought together by artist Peter...

18/07/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
The Beauty and Simplicity of the Romanian Blouse

The Beauty and Simplicity of the Romanian Blouse

RCI London is celebrating the beauty and simplicity of the Romanian Blouse, the central piece of our traditional costume with a special exhibition curated by Veta Ghimpu Munteanu and an introduction on the myths and ornaments of this object of universal admiration. Proudly worn and cherished by Royal personalities, majestically depicted in...

14 - 22/07/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Carmen Emanuela Popa at LFW: Metaphorical Language and Conceptual Design.   London Fashion Week June 2022 is running from 11 to 13th of June as a digital physical hybrid.

Carmen Emanuela Popa at LFW: Metaphorical Language and Conceptual Design. London Fashion Week June 2022 is running from 11 to 13th of June as a digital physical hybrid.

This season will bring together once again fashion, culture and technology in a celebration of the creativity and innovation London is known for.  LFW will showcase some of the best creative emerging talent across 20 physical activations and 14 digital activations. - LFW Carmen Emanuela Popa is a Romanian fashion designer...

11 - 13/06/2022 @ London Fashion Week
Facing Otherness: Bianca Mann’s Art Talk at RCI London  Followed by Secrets of the Moon: Sculpture Workshop for Children

Facing Otherness: Bianca Mann’s Art Talk at RCI London Followed by Secrets of the Moon: Sculpture Workshop for Children

   Facing Otherness  -  the Mask in Bianca Mann’s Artistic Discourse and Practice Bianca Mann's first artist talk at RCI London is an immersion into her creative discours that relies on the multiple and inter-connected meanings of the mask as an identity symbol. In her works, the mask encompasses visual and...

19/05/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
On the Road: Eugen Raportoru’s Solo Show at RCI London

On the Road: Eugen Raportoru’s Solo Show at RCI London

Eugen Raportoru, one of the most important Romanian painters of his generation, is having his second solo show at RCI London showcasing and celebrating the rich culture of Roma ethnic transnational communities. On the Road – with a literary reference to J. Kerouac’s eponymous work- holds a strong and emotionally charged translation...

24/03 - 21/04/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
An Outstanding Selection of Romanian Modern Art ON RCI London’s Gorgeous Building, 1 Belgrave Square

An Outstanding Selection of Romanian Modern Art ON RCI London’s Gorgeous Building, 1 Belgrave Square

    RCI London is celebrating Romania’s National Culture Day with an outstanding screening featuring Romanian Modern Art. The viewer will be immersed in a rich and varied collection of Modern Art showcasing works by well-known Romanian painters such as Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Ștefan Luchian,...

14/01/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
Plecat

Plecat

A fascinating and thought-provoking discussion with Elena Stancu and Cosmin Bumbut who are documenting the intricate experiences of Romanian diaspora in the UK. The portraits of the people they are meeting during their formative trip are diverse and genuine. Elena Stancu and Cosmin Bumbuț started working on a documentary project about the...

08/12/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Pavel Brăila at RCI London: Screening of 'Casa Mare' and Artist-talk

Pavel Brăila at RCI London: Screening of 'Casa Mare' and Artist-talk

Following Pavel Brăila’s thought-provoking and fascinating show at Centrala Space in Birmingham, RCI London will host a screening of his video installation and an artist talk this Saturday, from 5 PM. Entitled Casa Mare, Pavel Brăila’s video installation is immersing the viewer in original film recordings of weddings from...

16 - 15/10/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8PH
“Land of Plenty” - solo show by Cătălin Bădărău

“Land of Plenty” - solo show by Cătălin Bădărău

Cătălin Bădărău’s “Land of Plenty” evokes a utopian space, a promised land that we incessantly aim to and all the perpetual struggle, the dislocations and relocations of populations, the individual and collective sacrifices made in the name of it. The show reflects both the artist’s experience as a teenage migrant...

12/10 - 22/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH, London.
Archiving the Home: Gender and Domesticity in Postsocialist Bucharest - Exhibition and Screening

Archiving the Home: Gender and Domesticity in Postsocialist Bucharest - Exhibition and Screening

Archiving the Home explores the significance of gender in the constitution of domestic space in the socialist state, and by extension, the constitution of the socialist state itself. As a framework for thinking through the post-socialist city, the exhibition explores intersections between the notions of gender – tied to the female...

22/09 - 03/10/2021 @ RCI London, 1 Belgrave Square
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